Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Grizz

I definitely forgot how easy it can be to slip out of the blogging habit; no more of that!

Since I've been gone for so long, I've got something special in store for you guys: the mix of the year.

Grizz Talk is the alias of my friend Blake, who is obviously ripping on Girl Talk. He makes a new mix for the last day of classes (with Windows Movie Maker. Yes, you read that right.) and just blasts it to wake everyone up. Its comedic genius. If you don't think so, blast it for your roommates at 6 in the morning, and see how pissed off they get.

Grizz Talk - Three's a Crowd by GrizzTalk

Unfortunately, this is the last Grizz Talk mix. I think its a fitting way to go out, but I'll miss em.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Brown Noize

Found this guy up on soundcloud the other week, just found some of his tunes again while looking through my crates. It seems hes mostly on a future garage tip, with those bassline house kind of sounds too. I like it.

U Said by BrownNoise

He has two free EP's up on his soundcloud, I recommend checking them out!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Culture Saturday Success

So me and my crew started our new residency this saturday at one of the bigger clubs in our city. It was pretty dope, one room of more broish stuff (but its all good), one room of reggae and ragga jungle, and then another for more downtempo hip hop/dubstep. I played in the downtempo room and it was pretty legit. I bring this up, because I can't stop listening to this DJ Wonder remix of Voodoo People (which I didn't even know existed until I bought it on saturday). Its such a simple track, and it still made everyone get off, it was nuts. You don't need brostep to always appeal to a crowd!

Here's our photo album from the night

If you can find me, you win 1000 internetz!

I would also like to ask something of anyone who reads this!
At this night, I had a bunch of DJ's (who are older than me) kissing my ass to give them slots at this night, since I'm going to be there twice a month. Now, I used kiss these guys asses three years ago to try and get slots, and never got the time of day. They also do the most uninspired mixes (Excision styles, bangin through and through). How would you deal with this? Would you just say you listened to it and passed it along to the guy who organizes it, or would you just blow them off?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

68 Free tunes by Grime Reaper

I guess Grime Reaper decided to give away almost every tune he's made. Theres lots of unreleased grime, hip hop and garage instrumentals (no Sun, Sea and Sand though!).

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Thrasher: Skate and Destroy

If you go back to my first post, you'll see I was talking about this game for the Playstation; Thrasher: Skate and Destroy. It came out right after the first Tony Hawk game, when there was a whole slew of skating games coming out, but if you ask me, Thrasher stands out above the rest. Yes, even above THPS 1. The controls were more challenging, gravity was more realistic, you could get hurt and lose your progress on that level, you could get sponsored and customize your player (something innovative at the time), the cops would chase you after your time limit was over, multiplayer was awesome...but most importantly, the soundtrack kicked copious amounts of ass. Just look at all the tracks they featured:

And of course, no hip hop soundtrack is complete without...

The rest of the cuts:
Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock
EPMD - I'm Housin
Eric B and Rakim - I Know You Got Soul
Gangstarr - Just to Get a Rep
Run DMC - King of Rock
Stetsasonic - Talkin All That Jazz
The Freestylers - Freestyle Noise
Ultramagnetic MC's - Kool Keith Housin Things

If you don't think thats a great soundtrack, you need help. That is all.

I was really disappointed Rockstar never made a sequel to this game. It was more realistic than THPS, yet still had enough of that arcade feel to entertain you for hours on the career mode. The learning curve was a bit steep compared to THPS; but you got the hang of it quick enough that it didn't really matter. The multiplayer had enough options to keep you entertained as well, and had innovative modes such as "Sick Fix"; which took advantage of the games ragdoll physics engine, and put you in a head to head competition of who can hurt themselves the most. Creating lines based on how hard you're going to bail was quite fun, if I may say!

All in all, the game didn't have the best graphics (remember, this was before Rockstar was any sort of mainstream powerhouse), and if you can get past that, I really recommend giving Thrasher a shot!

Perfect tune for the summer

Funk 3000 - Forthcoming Cloqworq Recordings (PreMixdown Clip) by Bluesy

Big ups to Chef for posting this one. If anyone knows the release date, get at me.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

And my heart will go on....

Ridiculous pictures of Canadas greatest export (according to Las Vegas anyways). We're glad you're gone, Celine Dion!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Badness & Sukh Knight - Banana Clip

Badness posted this clip on his FB, and its hugggggge